Intel Expander Card RES2SV240 Differences

mikeyngo

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Hello all,

I have a Norco 4224 and a Areca 1880i 8 port version. I was searching and found that the Intel SAS Expander Card RES2SV240 is the card to go for to expand my connection to 24 port. However, I found on amazon and other places selling the card at difference prices but looks like the same card. Here is the link:

http://www.amazon.com/Intel-RAID-Expander-Card-RES2SV240/dp/B0042NLUVE
For $208 dollars

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00542CPAM/ref=pd_lpo_k2_dp_sr_1?pf_rd_p=486539851&pf_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe-1&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=B0042NLUVE&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=0459E35MC17FSZN3WMXD
For $338 dollars?

What is the difference? Both has the same model number. The only thing I can see is one has 512MB Ram and the other one doesn't? If I get the $208 dollar one, can I insert my own ram? Sorry for the noob questions. Just curious.
 

aaaahi

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Purchased mine through Amazon/Computer Brain about 6 months ago. Easy transaction. They even credited my card $30 when the card went on sale. Didn't even have to ask
 

brutalizer

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Instead, look at the Chenbro CK23803 Expander. It has 28 ports, which means it will drive all 24 disks on the norco 4224. With the Intel Expander, you can only drive 20 disks, and 4 will be left over.

The Chenbro and Intel use the same LSI chipset, no difference. And both can be driven by molex power.
 

mwroobel

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The other 4 disks will be provided for by the other port on his 1880i, unless he decides to double link.
 
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